JIM RATHMANN Uncovers New Evidence Proving Joe Exotic’s Innocence

January 19, 2021

Criminal investigative consultant, has uncovered startling and exonerating new evidence which proves that Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka: Joe Exotic) was set-up and is in fact innocent.

Orlando, Florida, January 19, 2021 – A recording that Jim legally obtained has been provided to Joe’s legal team, and is also in the hands of individuals within The White House and Law Enforcement. This recording features the alleged hitman outlining in detail how Joe was set-up and the extent of who was involved.

“I am not a lawyer or a judge, but based on my investigative and law enforcement experience at the local, state and federal levels, I believe this recording will exonerate Joe. This recording makes it abundantly clear that there was a conspiracy directly aimed at Joe,” said Jim Rathmann.

Jim Rathmann The Company is in possession of the recording and a transcript, which is available to provide these details to press and media in an effort to ensure the truth is exposed.

“At our company we seek to ensure injustice is balanced out by facts and truth. We work every day to bring resolution for individuals, families and communities. While we are proud to have done our part to support Joe in his effort to be exonerated, we continue our work on many more cases,” added Jim.

In April of 2020 Jim Rathmann and his company announced that he would be investigating the disappearance of Don Lewis, the former husband of Carole Baskin. Jim unearthed new and revealing evidence about the disappearance of Don Lewis on a featured TV show on Investigation Discovery channel titled, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Coverup, which aired in September of last year. Jim and team continue to work this case as well as many others.


Jim Rathmann, is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Academy as well as the United States Secret Service Academy.

While in the U.S. Secret Service, he protected President Barack Obama and family, Vice President Joe Biden and family, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, Vice President Candidate Paul Ryan along with numerous Presidents and Prime Ministers from around the world.

Prior to the U.S. Secret Service, he graduated from Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Academy where he worked as a detective for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

He also served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer with the 82nd Airborne as a Captain and has been awarded the Bronze Star in combat (Afghanistan).

Jim was a celebrated student-athlete. During his outstanding football career at LSU where he won the 2003 BCS National Championship – among numerous other championships and awards.

Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Criminology and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security.



Jim Rathmann The Company exists to examine, investigate and provide closure for those individuals, families, communities or businesses impacted by unsolved traumatic events. In doing so, making a real difference in the lives of people every day.